News Articles From July 24 – July 31 2014

From The Source via Metro Transportation Library:

In remarks, L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti outlines his goals as Metro Board Chair

“As noted earlier, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is the Chair of the Metro Board of Directors for the next year. At the start of today’s Board meeting, Garcetti briefly outlined his goals as Board Chair.”

http://thesource.metro.net/2014/07/24/in-remarks-l-a-mayor-eric-garcetti-outlines-his-goal-as-metro-board-chair/

From  Councilmember Bob Blumenfield’s Blog via Metro Transportation Library:

Orange Line Leads to Jobs and Valley Transformation

“To truly transform the Valley and change the car culture, we have to ask more of the Orange Line, a dedicated busway and lifeline to jobs and opportunity. “

http://blumenfield.lacity.org/2014_orange_line_metro_blog

From the San Fernando Valley Business Journal:

Metro Board Approves Light Rail Study

“The board of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority unanimously approved Thursday doing a feasibility study on converting the Orange Line busway into a light rail line.”

http://www.sfvbj.com/news/2014/jul/25/metro-board-approves-study-light-rail/

From LA Daily News:

New owner to give Marriott Warner Center Hotel in Woodland Hills $10 million renovation

“Century City-based Laurus Corp. announced Monday its acquisition of the 16-story Marriott Warner Center hotel next to the Westfield Topanga Shopping Center in Woodland Hills.”

http://www.dailynews.com/business/20140728/new-owner-to-give-marriott-warner-center-hotel-in-woodland-hills-10-million-renovation

From The Boston Globe:

Developers take steps to reinvent suburban office parks

“…owners and developers across Eastern Massachusetts are seeking to reinvent the suburban office park, taking a page from urban revitalization that transformed old mill and factory buildings into mixed-use developments of housing, retail, and office spaces. In communities such as Burlington and Marlborough, developers are adding restaurants, hotels, and other amenities, as well as housing, to compete with the “live, work, play” attraction of the city.”

http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2014/07/26/suburban-office-parks-turning-live-work-play-development-compete-with-cities/kYJHwumXiLKU2bFvCvhBeM/story.html?hootPostID=cc6a261a6d1864b314b832e2aa1822bb

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